½ mile from Millbrook and ½ mile from the big sandy beach at Whitsand Bay (cliff path) is Tregonhawke Farmhouse, the origins of which go back to the 16th cent.. It has been a family home for generations and has survived much turbulent history. To one side is a pretty enclosed garden (table/chairs, barbecue) with large lawn. Mature trees and farmland surround it and about 300 yards away is a coarse fishing lake (carp, tench, roach, rudd, bream and perch - some as large as 25lbs; fishing free for residents).Inside, a lovely roomy family home. Access from the garden to porch (for coats/boots, tumble drier, freezer) to big kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge, range-style cooker) with table/chairs/benches in the middle. Equally big living room with open fire, TV/DVD. Across a slate-floored hall, a children’s room with TV/DVD and lots of toys, leading through to a downstairs double bedroom with door to garden. Shower-room (suite) and separate loo.From the hall, stairs up to five more bedrooms - a double plus single, a double, a twin with 5'6" lintel, another twin, and a single - all individual and prettily done. Upstairs, two bathrooms (suites, one with shower over bath). Beach parking available in owners' field above Whitsand Bay, by arrangement. 'Day care' for dogs available. Damages Deposit £250. Arrival after 4pm. A smashing home-from-home.
Millbrook: old village (pub, shops, children's park, lake) at the head of a creek off the River Tamar (boating/birdwatching), a mile from the sea at Whitsand Bay and Kingsand. Cremyll (good pub) and fine houses at Mount Edgcumbe (impressive gardens) and Antony (Nat. Trust), 3 miles. From Cremyll, pedestrian ferry to Plymouth (theatre, shops, entertainments), or 7 miles by car ferry.
Six bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 2 x twin, 1 x single, 1 x family room with double and single beds. Two bathrooms with bath, basin and WC, one with shower over. Sitting room with open fire, kitchen with dining area, playroom room with toys, Shower-room. Basin and WC.
MILLBROOK Whitsand Bay 1 mile; Plymouth 8 miles. Set in a bowl of hills at the head of a tidal creek that leads to the Hamoaze, opposite the great naval city of Plymouth, Millbrook is located on the Rame Peninsula, "Cornwall's Forgotten Corner". Bounded by the Lynher and Tamar rivers, the Hamoaze and the sea, the area is deeply rural and designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a good range of shops and pubs, while close by are the pretty coastal villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, from which a ferry will take you to Plymouth. Along the southern edges of the peninsula are miles of beautiful walks with glorious views of Rame Head. Just a mile south of Millbrook lies Whitsand Bay with its miles of uncrowded sandy RNLI patrolled beach and dramatic cliffs. A superb base for discovering the wild side of Cornwall.